United Against Hate— The DOJ’s Nationwide Initiative to Combat Acts of Hate

by | Oct 27, 2022 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, November 30

7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Jewish Community Relations Council will host the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia’s United Against Hate program next month.

This exciting program was announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland during the White House United We Stand Summit on September 15, as a means to convene local forums that connect members of the community to federal, state, and local law enforcement to increase community understanding and reporting of hate crimes; to build trust between law enforcement and community; and to create and strengthen alliances between law enforcement and other government partners and community groups to combat hate crimes and incidents.

Members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia will facilitate November’s program as part of the first cohort in the country to take part in this innovative program. Utilizing hypothetical scenarios and clips depicting contemporary hate crime cases and stories, United Against Hate promotes robust interaction between community members and law enforcement participants.

Monty Wilkinson of the Justice Department’s Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys says, “This program will build bridges among community members and law enforcement, helping them to work together to combat unlawful acts of hate.”

Free and open to the community. Registration is required by November 23. Email usavae.rsvp@usdoj.gov. For more information or to request assistance or accommodation, contact Rebecca Gantt at Rebecca.gantt@usdoj.gov, or Elka Mednick, UJFT’s JCRC assistant director, at EMednick@ujft.org.

Elka Mednick